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Conveyancing in Charlbury Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 18/10/17

Helpful local services information

The nearest station to Charlbury is Charlbury, about 1 mile away. Kidlington, Oxford Airport is 8 miles from Charlbury. Turweston Aerodrome Airport is 20 miles and Kidlington Airport is 8 miles away.

Chipping Norton is the nearest hospital.

Q.

I am trying to find a cheap solicitor quote to purchase a residence. and what is included?

A.

Both high-street and online solicitors offer 'the cheapest conveyancing quotes'. Unfortunately additional charges can increase your solicitor's invoice. The Homeward Legal quote calculator will confirm the solicitors' fees, based on the property you are buying.

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How is Stamp Duty Land Tax measured, what should it be on a £507000 Charlbury residence?

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The Stamp Duty that is payable is calculated based on the property's value. On a £507000 house or flat, stamp duty will be £20280.*

*Correct March 2013

Q.

We are buying on a Charlbury ex-industrial site. Can the top-soil still be contaminated?

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There are extensive regulations in place to restrict soil contamination. Data on many contaminants, such as groundwater contaminants like oil, will be included in an environmental search.

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Should I opt for a conveyancing who usually works with by our local agent?

An agent in Rhiwderin may suggest a law firm to handle your conveyancing, however, these referrals must be compared with other local solicitors, or better-value firms found online, as an agent may decide to recommend the firm which pays to the largest referral fee, not a firm with local expertise and a solid reputation.

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Which local authority is responsible for Charlbury?

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Charlbury is located in West Oxfordshire Council, Elmfield, New Yatt Road, Witney, OX28 1PB Tel: 01993 861420

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When should I instruct a solicitor in Charlbury?

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If you choose a firm with 'no move, no fee' protection, instructing as soon as possible is wise. Instructing a conveyancing solicitor early for a sale enables relevant information can be sourced sooner (this is particularly true for leasehold properties), whereas if you are buying your offer may be taken more seriously if you already have a solicitor instructed.

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In a few weeks I am intending to be finally moving out of our period building in Charlbury to our new flat in Carterton when to appoint a removal company?

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Your solicitor would tend to advocate that home vendors put off arranging removals until such time as exchange of contracts as a definitive home moving date will not have been agreed. Depending on certain criteria home removals companies will levy a cancellation payment . For a local firm House & Carriage, Forest Hill Works/Forest Rd, Charlbury, Chipping Norton, OX7 3HH Phone: 01608 811444.

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Conveyancing solicitors in Charlbury order some conveyancing searches when instructed to act for a purchase client, but which specific ones?

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If purchasing and getting a mortgage lender expects specific searches, including the following Local Authority, Drainage Search and Environment Search and perhaps less common searches such as Coal and Brine.